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On June 25 1950 North Korean soldiers stormed across the thirty-eighth parallel which separated Communist North Korea and non-Communist South Korea This was the beginning of what would soon become known as the Korean Conflict or as some say The Forgotten War The two main persons from the United States were President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur Truman was the head and the military followed his ordersas opposed to the Security Council General MacArthur had a hard time accepting that fact He let his ego come before hs job and on April 11 1951 General Douglas MacArthur was removed from commandThe United States technically was not involved in a war considering Congress never made that declaration General MacArthur was in charge of the US troops At first he wanted only a regimental combat team Within a week however he cabled Washington that North Korea was operating under excellent top level guidance and had demonstrated superior command of strategic and tactical principles He consequently asked for a minimum of 30000 American combat soldiers in the form of four infantry divisions three tank battalions and assorted artillery In September MacArthur and the troops regained South Korea and advanced into North Korea After this victoryTruman and others became worried about the Chinese Communist who could have at any time entered the war Also people at home were starting to get a little ticked off because soldiers were coming back dead Trumans main goal was to restore South Korea to its boarder but MacArthur had other things in mind he had to win it all He would often gloat about how easy of a task this conflict was November of 1950 proved to be a devastating blow to Truman and especially MacArthur On November 24 MacArthur launched a general offensive all along the northern front which was nearing the Yalu He described it as a massive compression and envelopment a pincer movement to trap the remaining North Korean
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